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Introduction to the Arudha Lagna

A sign has a reflection in its ruler planet. The planet acts as a mirror giving the same importance to the corresponding
reflection as the original sign. As the light of the Moon is a reflection of the Sun so is the Arudha (Moon) a reflection
of the Rasi (Sun). As important as the Moon is in Vedic Astrology, the

Arudha

is of up most importance along with the Lagna itself.

Therefore we must understand the Arudha and what it represents.


There are three levels of perceptible reality. The first level is the Atma, which is Truth beyond all manifestation, often
called Reality with a capital R. The next level of reality is the material world we live in. If you dont eat you get
hungry and die, the body has some reality to it, reality with a lower case r. It is impermanent and goes away, in that
way it is less real that the Atma level of Reality. The third level of reality is the reality that exists within our heads, our
perception. This is often called delusion more than reality, as our perceptions rarely meet with the reality of the
material world. But this reality that exists in our heads is often more influential in our behavior than the material
world itself. Most people dont buy the soap that will get their clothing the cleanest, they buy the one that has had the
best effect on their mind through commercial advertising, graphic design of the box, and other such marketing aimed
at ones perceptions. A boss doesnt always pick the most capable person, they pick the one that presents themselves
the best, and is perceived as the best employee for the job. The perception, the perceived aspect of oneself, is very
influential with ones interaction with reality. This is especially pertinent when dealing with how a person relates to
others and the public. The Arudha (AL) is what is distinctly visible , it is that which catches the mind .
What an individual may know about themselves (Lagna) may not be what others think of them (AL). Looking at a
chart from Lagna verse Arudha Lagna will tell these two different stories. A person may know they are sick but it only
becomes known that they are sick when it is perceived by others due to certain symptoms or going to the hospital. The
Arudha Lagna tells about the illusion perceived by others, what people believe about you, which varies from what
really is. A person may be a crook, but with an exalted AL lord they will still be well liked and rise in popularity. To
compare it to the Upapada, if the UL is strong people will believe the marriage is fine, even if partners have been
separated. Or even if the marriage doesnt work and the couple wants to separate, in the public eye it will remain a
marriage. There are cases of people waiting 12 years to get a divorce because of the strength of the UL.
The whole world is Maya, the world is created by the mind, the world is perception. Though it may be illusion in the
mind, it is still effectively acting on the manifestation of reality. The Arudha is not just seen as a perception, for what
is perceived is what is making things move, making things turn and happen. The Arudha Lagna shows the

person and how they are perceived. To compare, if Venus is in Scorpio with A10 of a person born on Nanda tithi, the
person will have an extra-marital affair with their boss or someone from work. The A10 shows who, it is showing a
person, and how that person is perceived, where they are being perceived from. If the A5 is damaged it can hurt the
manifestation to have children [1]. In this way, the AL represents the individual (Lagna) and how it is perceived. The

circumstances of death are seen from the 3 rd house from AL , it does have a physical reality to it. As a special
ascendant it will give results both in the mind of others and how their minds react with the reality of the individual.
Both mental (perceived image) and physical results (interaction) are seen from the Arudha Lagna.
The AL is how people see you and interact with you within the material world called Maya.
The Lagna is like the Sun, the Arudha lagna is like the Moon, and the Paka Lagna is like Jupiter. They are the three
eyes; the Sun (right eye), Moon (left eye) and Jupiter (third eye). They are the three aspects purified with the mantra
Hare Rama Krsna; Hare (Jupiter), Rama (Sun) and Krsna (Moon).

Introduction to the Houses from Arudha


Lagna
For Me great Brahman is the womb. In it I place the seed, the origin of all beings exists from that, Arjuna.|| 14 3||
In all wombs, forms come to be of which Brahman is the great womb. I am the seed-sowing father. || 14 4||
Sattva, rajas, tamas, thus the gunas[2] born of material nature,
bind down in the body the Imperishable Embodied One (atman). || 14 5|
The origin of all beings exists from the seed placed in the womb of Brahma as the seed placed in the womb of any
other creature creates that creature. The Atma (soul) is placed in the womb of Brahma (the Creator) to take on
physical form. That soul having taking on a body made of prakrti (material nature) is then bound into that body by
the gunas. Liberation is said to take place when the gunas, which originate in the body, are transcended[3].They no
longer are able to bind down the soul. How the gunas are transcended is the story of the Gita. How to understand the
gunas and there effect is the story of Jyotish and the Arudha.
The Grahas each have their respective Guna as clearly mentioned by Rishi Parasara.
jvasryendrava sattva budhaukrau rajastath |
sryaputrabharputrau tamapraktikau dvija ||3. 22||
In this verse Parasara says that Jupiter, Surya and Moon are sattvic, Mercury and Venus are rajasic, Saturn and Mars
are tamasic, and then he uses the word prakrtikau, which means all that manifests. He is saying that everything
manifests from these gunas. The gunas need to manifest before their result manifests. This agrees directly with the
Bhagavad Gita:
Actions in all cases are performed by the gunas of material nature. |3 27
So one of the most important atributes of the grahas is their guna, which manifests everything. Creation, sustenance
and destruction are the three interactions of Purusha and Prakritti, they are the three shaktis. Brahma (rajas) creates,
Visnu (sattva) sustains, and Shiva (tamas) destroys.
Visnu sustains through the sattvic planets, Jupiter (Hare), Sun (Rama), and Moon (Krsna). Jupiter (akash) is the
sustainer for both living and non-living world, it permeates everything and everything exists within it. It is like
Narayana, everywhere, in everything, every thing in it, supporting all life. It is the grace of god (Jupiter is god in all
signs) that can overcome Yama (death). It is the aspect of Jupiter that can stop a shoola dasha from killing. It is the
aspect of Jupiter that allows one to cross the nodes in the saptamsa. It is Jupiter that keeps the jiva (individual soul)
in the body, in this way the sattva of Jupiter sustains all life.

The Sun relates to the availability of resources which it gives through the signs. The Rasis are the dwadashaditya, the
12 Suns. They give the fruits in this world, they are the environment that is either bountiful or barren. This is why
many poverty mantras work with the Sun. This is why physical ability to have children is seen from the Sun Arudhas,
the physical ability. It is a strong Sun that ignites raja yoga because the availability of resources is available for raja
yoga to start. That which gives the fruits, the resources in this world, is related to/sustained by the sattva of the Sun.
The Moon is the mother nurturing, needing the resources. This can be seen from the Hora Chart, ruled by Sun and
Moon, which shows resources available and needs to be met (Jupiter shows using the resources). The Moon Horas
show the need and Sun Horas show the availability, Jupiter shows your intelligence in using the resources available to
your needs. The sattva of the Moon is the nurturing and the caring that is needed to sustain.
Brahma creates through the rajasic planets of Venus and Mercury. Venus is Jala (water) which is the base of all
creation, the base of the living world. The 7 th house from Venus brings a partner for procreation. Mercury is Prthvi
(earth) and is therefore the creator of the non-living world. His rajas rules over the solid state changes. The 7th lord
from Mercury will show the partner you need for creating non-living things: business and the creation of goods to
market or use. Mercury and Venus should be in a Kendra from AL for a person to enjoy the creation and the creation
process.
The rajasic planets consume large amounts of energy (agni tattva) to be able to create. Sanyas is renunciation of
energy for the cause of creation (rajas). Therefore renunciation is of Mercury (business) and Venus (procreation). A
true sanyas must be able to give up these two things.
Shiva destroys through the tamasic planets Mars and Saturn. Mars is Agni (fire), it breaks things down, transforms
them into something new. Things dont go away they just change, everything is just changing shape and form. Mars
destroys non-living world, that which needs to be broken. A chair is useful as long as it works, when it breaks it is
thrown away, transformed into something else.
Saturn is connected to Dharmaraj Yama, the Lord of Death who comes for all beings when it is their time. Saturn is
the tamas that makes vata invades every cell till the body deteriorates, which is called aging. As Saturn rules aging he
is what destroys the living world. Saturn is what makes us renounce, he is renouncing Mercury and Venus. When
choosing Muhurta of something non-living one must be careful of Mars. For a Muhurta of the living one is to be
careful of Saturns placement, for example, if Saturn is 3 rd from AL or aspecting it shows disease at time of death.
Mars and Saturn are both significators of death and destruction, and are best is in apoklimas and worst is in kendras.
Bhagavan is the sustainer. Creation and destruction are continuous, but when sustenance stops, it is the end of a
mahayuga, and the living world is destroyed, called pralaya. Saturn is a cleansing process, a destroying process:
disease is part of the destruction process. A new creation without the proper destroying is called cancer. Destruction
without equal creation is called degenerative disorders.
In Ayurveda, there are 3 main doshas (problems) of the body which are Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These are what cause
physical imbalance. When the body is treated the main remedy is herbs, diet and asana. There are 2 main doshas of
the mind which are rajas and tamas. When the mind is treated the method becomes the increasing of satva, the
balanced state of mind.
From sattva knowledge is born, and from rajas desire,
negligence and delusion arise from tamas and ignorance too. || 14 17 Bhagavad Gita||

So when we talk about mind (Moon) the gunas become very important. It is the Mind that is creating your reality, it is
doing this through the gunas which manfest everything. The gunas of the mind attract your reality to you. A sattvic
mind will find itself in a clean spiritual setting gaining knowledge, a rajasic mind will need to occupy itself with Rahu
sense stimulation and will chase after this and end up in rajas company, rajasic situation, and all the time increases
the samskaras of rajas[4]. These gunas rule the mind and bind the soul into the body. The body goes where the gunas
of the mind lead it, and the soul follows. The gunas rule your body, and they rule your mind which is your perception.
The mind is the organ percieving your sensory reality, therefore the guns are ruling how you are percieving your
reality and how others are percieving you.
Who you really are at the soul level and at the level of lagna verse how you are percieved at the level of Arudha are two
different things. Do the people at your work really know you. No they only know what they percieve of you, what you
consciously let them know, what you unconsciously let them know, what you pretend to be, and all that muddied up
through another indivuals own mind perception. The image of you becomes far from the Truth, it is an image,a
reflection that will change according to the mirror. A clean mirror (uccha lagnesh) giving a better reflection or a dirty
mirror giving a worse reflection. It is these perceptions that govern you interaction with reality. These perceptions are
in the mind, a mind ruled by rajas, tamas and sattva. A mind ruling the body. Actions in all cases are performed by
the gunas of material nature.
I hope this has clarified the importance of the gunas in manifesting reality, and how the gunas relate to the mind
which therefore relates to the Arudha Lagna. With this understanding, one can preceed to look at the Arudha Lagna at
the level of the gunas, and the gunas of the planets interacting with it. We now understand that the AL is more than
just a perception, it is a point of relating to the world. Therefore the houses from the AL can be understood to affect
both the perception of the individual as well as how they actually act and are treated in the world.
The houses from the Arudha Lagna all have their guna:
1 Creation
2 Sustenance

3 Destruction
4 Creation
5 Sustenance
6 Destruction
7 Creation
8 Sustenance
9 Destruction
10 Creation

11 Sustenance
12 Destruction

Foot Notes
[1]Brighu nadi has many mentions of this, for example, if Mercury occupies the A5, Saturn aspects the 5th house and
Mars aspects Jupiter, then the natives wife will give birth to dead children.
[2] Please read chapter 14 of the Bhagavad Gita for clarification on the gunas.
[3]Transcending the gunas which originate in the body, gunetnattya trndeh dehasamudbhavn | 14-20
Bhagavad Gita
[4] The goal of spiritual life is to increase sattva until you have the ability to transcend it.

2nd house from Arudha Lagna


The 2nd house from the Arudha lagna (which I will for the moment call AL2 for ease of writing, reading and
speaking), is a house of sustenance. Its natural karaka is Jupiter, so its the sustenance of Jupiter, which is a powerful
supporting force. Positive planets here can uplift the Arudha by giving it the best sustenance. Malefics can pull the
Arudha down by the negativities they represent. For example, Saturn second from the AL may show a person whose
reputation is damaged by lying. Or if Mars and Venus were second from AL then the person may have their reputation
ruined by sexual scandal. The AL2 will sustain the Arudha, and benefics placed here will give the Arudha Lagna good
nourishment to rise.

Parasara says that if Mercury, Jupiter or Venus are exalted (or strong) in the
AL2 it will make the native rich. (29-28) If Mercury is in the AL2 the native will lord over the whole country and be
knowing everything. Venus in the AL2 will make one a poet or a speaker (29-30). This verse shows how benefics uplift
and support the Arudha, and help it to rise according to their significations. The AL2 is very important for the
longevity of the Arudhas rise. Jaimini says if the Moon, Venus or Jupiter are in the AL2 the person becomes rich. If
any other planet is there in exaltation, the same is the result. (1.3.15-16)
Looking at the chart of Bill Gates, his lagna lord and AL lord are exalted. His AL2 has Venus in its own sign, an
exalted Saturn with a neechabanga Sun. This is a very strong AL2 and will provide the proper support of his image.
He is a good speaker with Venus there and became famous as a common man (Saturn) rising to the one of the most
powerful positions (Sun).

Adolf Hitler had an exalted Sun lording his AL2, if not for his defeat he would have become a King over Europe with
power being the main support of his Arudha.
George Bush has Jupiter lording his AL2, and Jupiter is in maranakarakasthana with the Moon and A11. So George
Bush has his Arudha sustained by Jupiters killing and the gains (A11) that he gets from it. As it is Jupiter and Moon it
will support the Arudha even though it is negative publicity. This combination has helped him to rise to the position
of power and prosperity he presently enjoys.
Jaimini also says in 1.3.14 that Ketu in the AL2 indicates prematurely graying hair or an elongated penis. The
Mahavidya connected to Ketu is Dhoomavati, a goddess with gray hair, the planet in the AL2 will show its traits on
the native as they progress through life. The elongated penis is relative to Rahu in the 2nd from the 7 th . Showing
extra support for the 7th house, the opposite indication (Rahu in the 2nd ) is said to have the opposite result.
Nakshatras and indications of the 7th house of the navamsa need to be taken into account with this rule for accurate
results.
Planets in the 2nd from the AL will often show health ailments directly affecting the Arudha. For example Mercury
afflicted in the AL2 can cause weight problems. The 2 nd house is a maraka house. The 2nd house from UL can also
be seen to see the apparent illnesses of the spouse.
One last note on the AL2, it is important to remember that Parasara noted that yogas narrated with reference to the
7th from AL are to also be considered from AL2 [29-27].

3rd house from Arudha Lagna


The AL3 is a tamasic destroying house and its karaka is Mars. This is a very hard placement and will show a breaking
nature. Benefics in this house are often renounced, their significations are broken out of the life. Tamasic planets act
very harsh here as they are supported. People with Saturn and Mars in this placement will be known for their harsh
behavior. This can be applied beneficially in areas of employment like war, court, and money collection agencies,
where harshness makes one good on the job. Jaimini even says that malefics in the 3rd and 6th will make one good at
military service. The 3rd and 6th houses are houses of Parakrama (energy/war/destruction), malefics here will make
a person strong and fighting, while benefics will make a person passive. An exalted benefic in the 3rd or 6 th from AL
is said to make a person very spiritual [1] (this will be explained under AL6). The AL3 has many other special features.
The Arudha Lagna shows your image, what makes your image, and what supports or destroys it. In western
psychology there are studies on a persons birth order and its effect on their psychology, this relates to the AL3. How
you act, project yourself, what roles you take on in your life are related to the AL3 which also influences siblings. The
AL3 relates the siblings a person may have, and is relative to the birth order affecting ones psychology. It can often
give more accurate (and faster) results than the Drekkana (D-3) can give relative to number of siblings. The Parasara
D-3 is good to see the nature of the siblings, but the number is better to see from the AL3 and the AL11.
Parasara says that Rahu and Saturn in the 3rd/11 th form AL will destroy the coborn of the native (in the 11 th elder
siblings and in the 3 rd younger siblings). If Venus is in the 3rd /11 th from the AL, there would have been an abortion
to the mother earlier, same effect if Venus is in or aspects the 8 th from the Lagna or Arudha Lagna (29-verse 31 and
32). These verses show the effect of malefic combinations in the AL3. Venus in this position relates to abortions, as it
represents the shukra dhatu and unhealthy activity related to it. Parasara also says that, Should the Moon, Jupiter,
Mercury and Mars be in the 3rd /11th from AL , there will be many valorous coborns. Should Saturn and Mars be in
AL3 or AL11 or lends aspects there to younger/elder coborns will (respectively) be destroyed. If Saturn is alone in one

of the said houses the native will be spared while a coborn will die [this can also be the co-born dying some time after
birth]. Ketu in the AL3 or AL11 will give abundant happiness from ones sisters (29-verse 33 to 36). Parasara is going
into specific details. When the sex of the grahas and their effect on children are well studied, a person will make very
accurate results about coborn from the AL3 and AL11. Deeper study needs to be done relative to what western science
has discovered about birth order and astrological combinations in the AL3, western science will soon prove many
Jyotish principles.
The siblings of the spouse are seen from the 3rd and 11 th from the Upapada. The zodiacal or reverse reckoning of the
3rd and eleventh house for the sake of determining coborn depends on whether the Arudha lagna (or UL) is an odd or
even sign respectively [2]. The counting of the 3rd and 11th house for other significations is always zodiacal.
The AL3 also has an important role in showing the circumstances of death. I remember a famous quote Cowards die
many times but the brave taste of death but onceso you will agree that the perception of death (mrityu) or near
death (apa-mrityu) will vary from one chart to another. So even in death, perception and reality differ [3]. Jaimini
says that The 8th house and 8th from it (3rd ) from AL determine the period and nature of death (3.3.5). The AL3 is
very valuable to share the place and nature of death [4]. Jaimini says that if the 3rd house (from Arudha Lagna) is a
malefic sign, a bad/unnatural death occurs (3.3.3). Malefics or a malefic sign in the third house shows a nice place of
death (2.2.27) Benefics or beneficial sign in the third house shows a nice place of death (2.2.26) The sign shows the
place of death while the planets conjoining or aspecting the AL3 will indicate the cause of death. Timing death is to be
done with the method of three pairs, shoola dasa, shoola chakra, navatara, etc. The AL3 reveals the nature of that
death, where you are and what it is that takes you out of this world.
Jaimini teaches that Malefics conj/aspecting the 3rd house from the significator indicates a painful/horrible death
(2.2.12). Benefics con/aspecting the 3rd house from significator indicate a painless/easy death (2.2.13). The Sun
causes death due to the king (government), [Sun also shows firearms]. The Moon causes tuberculosis (or other chest
complaints) as the cause of death [kapha disorders]. Mars indicates death from weapons (cuts/surgery), fire, wounds,
burns, etc. Saturn shows flatulence, indigestion, and other Vata diseases as the cause of death. Saturn and Mandi
indicate snakebite, poison, water and bondage as the cause of death. Ketu causes smallpox and other contagious
diseases. Moon and Mandi indicate death by choking or food poisoning. Jupiter indicates vomiting and the inability
to eat as the cause of death. Venus shows urinary and kidney problems and diabetes. Many planets indicate mixed
results (2.2.15-24) With this information, not only are we able to tell about the nature of death, but we are able to
clarify doubts about the death of particular people. Who really killed JFK, what happened to a missing person that
turns up dead, did Elvis die as they said? For how many years have we speculated whether the great Subhash
Chandra Bose is actually dead? For how many years do we wonder on how Chaitanya Mahaprabhu left this world. He
just walked into the idol of Jagannath!! Can you perceive or imagine this. Even in death, an event, perceptions differ.
When someone dies, most lament, some enemies delight, and most dont care. The reality is the same for all yet the
perception is different. This is not an easy topic and most people avoid it. But it is worth thinking as no one can give a
perfect answerafter all who knows Satya or the perfect truth, what we all understand is half truths [5]. The AL3 will
reveal enough information to know the circumstances of death.
Jaimini also mentions that Jupiter or Venus in the third house (from AL ) indicate awareness (jnanapurvakam) of
the period of death (2.2.28). These benefics association with the 3rd house will give a person the ability to know
about their death beforehand. Malefics do the opposite, so when you see malefics in this place, your chance of
predicting the time of their death is quite small, as they are not meant to know.

The last point that Jaimini says is that malefics 3rd and 6th from AL give similar results [raja yoga]. (1.3.31) Mixed
planets reduce the Rajayoga (1.3.33). This will be discussed more under the AL6.
[1] Sanjay Rath 4/23/2003 Re: [GJ] purpose of arudha lagna/s/ Sanjay clarification
[2] Sanjay Rath , Crux of Vedic Astrology , Sagar Publications
[3] Sanjay Rath 4/23/2003 Re: [GJ] purpose of arudha lagna/s/
[4] For more in depth clarification on this subject see Sanjay Rath s lecture on Death and Longevity.
[5] Sanjay Rath 4/23/2003 Re: [GJ] purpose of arudha lagna/s/

4th house from Arudha Lagna


The AL4 is a creating (rajasic) house with the natural karaka of the Moon. Where the AL worked for its own image,
the AL4 is working more after the family or community of the person.

Trines are the most important from the lagna and the Sun, Quadrants are most
important from the Moon and the Arudha Lagna. The strongest planet in a quadrant will have a large influence on
how a person is perceived in the world[1]. One can examine the planets conjunct the AL as well as planets in
quadrants to it to see what people are known most for. Jaimini says that Venus and Moon, either jointly or
independently, aspecting or conjoining the first or fourth house give various luxuries and paraphernalia generally
attendant upon royalty (1.3.45). A digbala planet well placed will give abundantly of its significations.
Digbala from the lagna will show which direction the intelligence is being applied and will give great strength in that
direction. The aspects on a house will give opportunity for the fulfillment of that same end (rasi drishti), using
Narayan dasa the person will go towards that direction. Digbala from AL determines which planets have the power to
transport the mind. The digbalas from the AL show which direction you can travel for various purposes. Venus
represents the South East direction, the physical direction comes from the direction your mind wants you to go. There
was an Indian with Venus in the 4th from the AL, he wanted to go to America , but instead went South East to
Malaysia . If a planet is in digbala from the AL it can take you in that direction during that dasa.

5th house from Arudha Lagna


The AL5 is a sattvic (sustaining) house. It again has the same karaka as the previous sattvic house, but comes to be the
secondary sustenance. It shows the achievements and recognition that one gets for their learning and skills. One who
is known to be a good craftsman will gain more sustenance than one who is not known as a good craftsman. This can
also be compared with the AL of the D10 and D24 for insight into respective areas.

Jaimini says that If Jupiter, Venus or Moon are present in the fifth house [from Arudha lagna or Paka Arudha
Saptama] political/governmental authority is obtained or the native becomes a government emissary. This
government position is relative to the sustenance of raja yogas held in the chart, and the type of authority will relate to
other combinations as this shows the sustenance of the persons government career. After researching this
combination, I have not found it to be very clear cut. As I looked at many charts I did not see that many major
government officials having benefics planets in AL5 (or 5th from Paka Arudha Saptama). Maybe this shows our bad
leadership in this present age, or maybe there is something more to the rule. The point to note from this rule is that
benefics here will make a person more of a leader and good in leadership roles (positions of authority). This is
opposed to malefics in the 6th making one good at military service, which many modern day politicians seem to have.

Narasimha Rao used the 5th house to differentiate 4 points of perceptible reference:
The influences on the 5th from lagna show if the person is intelligent and capable. The influences on the 5th from
arudha lagna show if the person is perceived by the world to be intelligent. The influences on A5 show if the person
materially achieves things that are supposed to come from intelligence (e.g. awards, prizes, special recognition etc).
The influences of planetary arudhas (instead of planets) on the 5th from lagna show what the person himself thinks of
his intelligence [2]. In the example, we have Albert Einsteins chart, he has a dimanta yoga with 1st , 3rd , 4th and 5th
lord conjunct as well as exalted 6th lord, and a neecha banga Mercury, this shows he was intelligent. Einsteins AL5
has and Exalted Mars and Rahu, which shows peoples awe at the might of his intelligence. It is said that if the 5th
from AL is weak, perceived abilities are poor. People think the person is not intelligent [3], but if it is exalted people
will praise their intelligence. His A5 (recognition/achievements) is opposite Jupiter with Uccha Mars having rasi
drishti, the lord of A5 is the Sun which is digbala, conjunct an uccha graha and neecha banga graha, this shows his
recognition for his creative intelligence.
[1] Narasimha Rao 1/25/2002 [vedic-astrology] Thoughts: Quadrants from Arudha Lagna
[2] Narasimha Rao 6/10/2001 [vedic-astrology] Re: Question on aspects and arudhas
[3] Narasimha Rao 6/10/2001 [vedic-astrology] Re: Question on aspects and arudhas

6th house from Arudha Lagna


The AL6 is another tamasic house with tamasic karakas. It is a dangerously destructive house, rajasic planets lose
their want to create. The sattvic planets are weak here and the tamasic planets have a similar effect as in the third
house, though here they are much more active. Malefics here will give a person a very warring nature. Jaimini says, if
malefics are in the 3rd and 6th houses [from AL], the native joins the armed forces (1.3.36). Malefics in these
placements will give a person a harsh tone in their voice and they will often be perceived as aggressive.

From the lagna, subha planets like Jupiter, Ketu, Venus, Mercury and Moon indicate
one who shall be freed from the troubles of the sixth house by the deity indicated by the planet. Disease and enemies
(Agantuka drista) will be alleviated by propitiation to those planets. In the 6 th house from Arudha Lagna, benefics or
a strong benefic lord can torment the native with enemies [1]. Hitler (chart on left) had Jupiter as both lord of 6th
from lagna and 6 th from AL, but 6th from AL had three subha planets. Hitler was ready to take on big adversaries but
they ended up being too big for him. Chandra kala nadi says that for Libra lagna native, the great blessing is the
strength of exalted Jupiter as the enemies will flee like elephants running from a battlefield. Now, if Libra is the
Arudha Lagna, then the exactly opposite situation would arise if the sixth lord were exalted. This may seem easy to
understand, but in application, this is the key to Raj-jyotish [2]. Hitler has Moon 6th from AL , Moon a sattvic planet
in a tamasic placement. Sattvic planets are not good in Tamasic positions. They make a persons spirituality come not
by the persons own desire.
A natural malefic in the AL6 gives very good results in the material word, but not for spirituality. The 3rd and 6th
from the AL indicate our ambitions and what we do and or use to get what we want. That is why malefics are good for
material prosperity. If a natural malefic is placed alone in the sixth house from AL , there shall be yoga during its
period resulting in growth of lands, good crops and agriculture, physical prowess and success in battles. However,
Parasara adds that the nature will receive illegal gratification like black money etc [3]. This is a very important note
to make. If someone has been charged with accepting black money, look at the AL6 and see if there are any

malefics

placed there, this will indicate whether

they make money from underhanded situations or not. In the example below, there are two charts of business
partners; the business failed and there were accusations of fraud. Look at sixth from AL , can you determine which
partner is the one to have likely done some type of fraudulent activity.
Natural benefics placed in the third and sixth houses do not make a person cowardly, but produce belief in ahimsa
(i.e. the path of non-violence) and give rise to spiritualism and saints [4]. Venus and Mercury do best in quadrants
from AL as it gives them the full room to create, and their worst placement for creation is in the 3rd and 6th . The
rajasic planets in these houses will make the person a renunciate, as well as other benefics if they are strong, this is a

type of pravraja yoga

(combination for renunciation). Swami Vivikananda (chart on

left) had Venus and Mercury in the 6th house, he was a perfect Sanyas. To note, he also had Sun in AL5 which made
him known for his perception intelligence, Vedanta and gave him the leadership image to start the Ramakrishna
mission. Srila Prabhupada had Mercury and Venus in the AL6 and Mercury was exalted, this gave him a very high
level of sanyas. This combination falls in the 10th house from the lagna which shows he attains fame through his
renunciation. This combination falls into Capricorn for Vivikananda so it shows his devotion to Kali (Saturn).
Prabhupada had his Pravraja Yoga in Virgo so his devotion was to Krsna (Mercury). Ramana Maharishi has Ve and
Me 12th from AL , which is also a tamasic house, but it is a house of giving up, as opposed to the six which gives a

disliking. The 6th house has a natural connection with celibacy as it is the 12th from
the 7th. Ramana Maharishi was not inclined to make his students take sanyas, he let them follow their own path and
let renunciation happen if it was the bodys destiny. As he himself didnt take formal renunciation. He awoke at the
age of 16, wandered away to the mountain of whose name was reverberating in his mind, throw his belonging away
(was given a haircut by a barber who noticed his mood of renunciation), then it is said to have lightly showered down
(as if the rain gave him a ritual cleansing/blessing). Then he entered into many years of deep Samadhi. He said he was
a sanyas because that was his bodys destiny.
What happens when both benefics and malefics occupy the AL6? The person is pulled between both spirituality and
other pursuits. The malefics while deny the pravraja yoga, but will help one win over enemies as the tamasic nature of
the house will support the tamasic planets.
Mercury in the 3 rd and 6 th can give good results if the karma phala is renounced, Vivikananda renounced karma
phala and then he achieved great success. Sometimes you will see people with Mercury in these placements but they
still do no renounce, this is often because Mercury is in a rajasic naksatra which does not allow the mind to renounce.

7th house from Arudha Lagna


The AL7 is a creative house, the house opposite the Arudha Lagna. This is the dwara of the Arudha, the door the
image must go through. Malefics here can block the door of the Arudha. A planet placed here will show what one has

to go through to have the Arudha rise, to get known, that which we go through on the way to our rise. It also shows
how we relate to the public (karaka Venus).

The 7th house is the 10th from the 10th house so it effects business relations, it is also
the 4th house from the fourth and has a major influence on happiness, the quadrants are interrelated in this way,
business will effect relationship and relationship effects business. Relationship effects happiness and happiness
effects relationship. The strongest planet in quadrants to the AL will have a heavy influence on the image in this way
as the quadrants are all affecting each other.
Malefics in this placement can give a bad name (make the person known for negative reasons) or create obstacles to
the Arudha. This is often overcome by worshipping the Kali shakti associated with the malefic planet. Jupiter and
Moon here will have the same effect as if in the AL , they will make a person famous even after they die.
In the example chart, George W. Bush Jr. has Rahu opposite his Arudha Lagna, in his rise to power, there was a lot of
focus on his earlier lifestyle (drinking and partying, etc), this even was more talked about than his fundamentalism
(Ketu with AL). In the Chart of George Bush, he has the lord of the AL7 placed 9 th from the Arudha Lagna. Positive
placement of the AL7 lord will help one pass through that dwara of the 7 th house.
In the chart of Sanjay Rath, Gemini is the dwara, the door to go through, the door must open for success. The sign of
the 7th from AL can be used to get success if the lord is well placed from the AL, that lord of AL7 will open the door if
well placed and will help open the way for the Arudha. If it is negatively placed it will give obstacles for the Arudha.
Sanjay has the 7th lord 9 th from AL , so success is indicated. The sign Gemini represents the USA as sex is free and
has no meaning, it is the only fully human sign, shows cities with modern amenities, it is the house of writing, culture,
two faced politics, the forked tongue, and Guru is bhadakesh so there is problems from gurus. For this reason the USA
is the sign Gemini, and as the lord of the AL7 it is the sign that will open the doorway for Sanjays Arudha.
[1] Sanjay Rath 4/23/2003 [SJC: Achyuta Gurukul] Re: [GJ] purpose of arudha lagna/s/
[2] Sanjay Rath 4/23/2003 [SJC: Achyuta Gurukul] Re: [GJ] purpose of arudha lagna/s/
[3] http://sanjayrath.tripod.com/Lessons/arudha_lagna_6.htm
[4] http://sanjayrath.tripod.com/Lessons/arudha_lagna_6.htm

8th house from Arudha Lagna

The AL8 is a house of sustenance though its karaka is Saturn, the significator of longevity. Planets here will show how

healthy a person is perceived, or how the life in you is perceived. Sattvic and

rajasic

planets will make one be perceived as healthy, while tamasics will let everyone know your bad habits. The AL8 also
shows transformation, and how nicely or destructively that is done is shown by the planets placed here. Benefics in
houses 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8 give excellent results. The only benefic that wont give good results in this placement is the
Moon, as it is the karaka of the Arudha Lagna, to be placed 8 th from it will not have good effect for the overall
Arudha. The AL8 also shows whether people will give you a loan or not, as it shows how people perceive your financial
position and whether people will take a risk with you.
Arnold Shwarzenegger has Jupiter 8 th from the AL , he is perceived as someone who has a high level of health. It is
less known about his steroid use, drinking and smoking, as the Arudha for health is vibrant.

Sandra Ray, the famous teacher of rebirthing (holotropic breathwork), is famous for
her writings on achieving physical immortality. She has Saturn and Jupiter in the eighth house from the Arudha
Lagna. Saturn and Jupiter together are called Brahma yoga, it is a combination for trying to understand the nature of
creation. She has it conjunct her A9 and A3, so her teachers are working on this or have mastered this (one of her
gurus is Hairakhan Babaji) and she writes books (A3) on the topic.

9th house from Arudha Lagna


The AL9 is a tamasic (destructive) house though its karaka is the benefic Jupiter, in this way it is very different than
the other tamasic houses which have tamasic karakas. The destruction and changes that take place are usually for the
better. For example, a person quitting one job to take another better paying job. Any planet in the 9 th from AL will
give support, though malefics like Mars, Saturn, and Rahu will do so through negative means. Upagrahas (Dhooma,
vyatipat, parivesa, Indrachapa, Upaketu) are good in 9 th from AL [1].

Parasara says that The yogas so far stated by me with reference to the Arudha Lagna be similarly evaluated from
karakamsa as well (29.29). The 9 th from Arudha lagna and the 9 th from the Karakamsa (Atmakaraka in the
navamsa) need to be studied deeply. The 9 th from the Karakamsa (KK) shows the dharma devatta relationship and
the 9 th from Arudha Lagna shows how the dharma devatta manifests in your life. Worship of the dharma devatta
helps one to do well in this life, to achieve ones goals in the material world. The concept of the dharma devatta should
be better understood.
Astrologically, the root of the Dharma devatta is in the 9th from the karakamsa which shows the planetary form to be
worshipped. The 9th and 12th houses from the karakamsa are worshiped as Visnu. The 1st and 5th from karakamsa
are worshipped as Shiva (dhi/intelligence). Shiva is worshipped in the form of the KK for atma rectification (to
remove sins attached to the atma).
The Karakamsa shows the sins of this birth, while the Atmakaraka planet shows the sins of the last birth. The Jyotir
Linga which exalts the Atmakaraka planet is used to worship the karakamsa as Shiva, (in the same way as Shiva is
worshipped in the form of the Lagna Rasi to remove afflictions of the body). For example, if a native has Atmakaraka
as Rahu in Cancer, the sign is ruled by the Moon, so worship of Somaneshwar [2], which is the exaltation of the Moon
will help if issues relative to the atma arise. If one doesnt purify the sins of this birth then the Karakamsa lord will be
the Atmakaraka in the next birth. The dharma devatta as Visnu is used to improve the circumstances of this life, as
Visnu is the sustainer.
The Dharma devatta is the deity/archetype that helps one achieve the ideals and objectives that the soul wishes to
attain in this life [3]. The Dharma devatta is seen from the 9 th from the karakamsa, the relationship between the
tattva (element) of the karakamsa and the tattva of the dharma devatta will reveal the relationship between them.
Tattva doshas cause bad sambandha and this bad sambandha is a result of a lack of akash tattva, this happens
between Agni (fire) and Jala (water) as well as Prthvi (earth) and Vayu (air). These tattvas do not combine well
together and can cause a negative sambandha which is experienced as bad relationships from the level of the atma.
JFK has Mercury as his Atmakaraka which is in Sagittarius in the Navamsa, a prithvi (earth) planet in a Agni (fire)
sign is good at the level of tattvas. Ninth from his Karakamsa is Saturn and Venus, Venus being stronger signifies the
dharma devatta. Venus is Jala (water) which is not agreeable to his karakamsa sign (or the sign it is placed in). He will
rise because of the dharma devatta (Venus/women) but it will also cause his fall.
The 9th from the Arudha Lagna will show the manifestation of the dharma devatta in a persons life. The dasa of the
AL9 will be a period of bhagya, which will be good (unless afflicted). Worshipping the dharma devatta during this
time is very important and the results of the mantras relative to the dharma devatta will manifest quickly.
Parasara says that The yogas so far stated by me with reference to the Arudha Lagna be similarly evaluated from
karakamsa as well (29.29). The results given for the AL will also apply to the karakamsa; this is interpreted to mean a
planet ninth from the KK must be propitiated for the AL9 to do well, (the dharma devatta must be pleased for the
dharma to fructify well in life). The 9 th from KK shows the dharma devatta and 9th house from the Arudha Lagna
shows what the dharma devatta wants you to do in this life.
The number of aksharas (letters) for the correct mantra to the Dharma devatta is based on where the planet is placed
from the Rasi Lagna. When a mantra is done for planets in trines or 12th to Karakamsa, the results will manifest in
this world based upon (1) the atmabala (strength of the soul) and (2) the placement of those planets. It is considered
auspicious to carry a symbol of the dharma devatta, for example Jupiter is karaka for mala beads (rosaries), so
someone with Jupiter as dharma devatta will have more Bhagya (luck) if they carry a mala.

The placement from the Arudha Lagna will show how the dharma devatta will protect the native. Lincoln had
Mercury and Sun in lagna and 9th from his Arudha Lagna, when he grew a beard (connected to Mercury) he soon
became President. The beard protected his dharma and allowed it to fructify.
The dharma devatta acts through the AL9. JFK had Saturn in Cancer in the AL9 so this is what his dharma devatta
manifested through. JFK joined politics after being a reporter at the United Nations conference in 1945. He joined as
a Democrat (Saturn) and as Congressman voted for Trumans welfare programs, including expanded social security
benefits, aid to veterans, and old-age benefits (famous for all Saturnian projects). As president he worked on civil
rights legislation, established the Peace Corps and left us with the slogan Ask not what your country can do for you
-ask what you can do for your country. The Sun, king, gives to the country, while Saturn the worker gives to the
government. Saturn opposes Mars (war) and the Peace Corps was and establishment of Kennedys dharma devatta
through Saturn in Cancer.
In the chart of Mohandas Gandhi (October 2, 1869 7:11:48), the AL9 is Pisces. Jupiter is the karakamsa, so the sign
the dharma devatta manifests through is ruled by the AK which makes it very strong. Satya graha is directly related to
Jupiter. Gandhi was also known for not approving of cast restrictions which is related to the open minded aspect of
Pisces. The dharma devatta acted through the 9 th house from the Arudha Lagna. The 9 th house from the karakamsa
is Leo which is lorded by the Sun, to worship with the 9 th from the KK as the dharma devatta he needs a Sun form of
Visnu which is Rama. Rama was the main mantra Gandhi chanted. This strengthened and supported his abilities to
achieve his goals of an independent India . JFK had Venus and Saturn 9 th from the karakamsa in Leo. Venus is a
higher degree and indicates the dharma devatta. Therefore the devi is important, as well as all women and the
treatment of them is very important for the achievement of his goals.

The example native, named Mark [4], was not only having a difficult financial period
but was unable to keep the prosperity he created when it would happen. For example, he had started a construction
business that initially was very successful but then fell apart. He has Libra in the AL9, and its lord Venus is placed
12th from the Arudha Lagna with a neecha Guru, retrograde (so it wont listen to anyone) and in Capricorn picking up
some of the effects of Saturn. The planet in the 9th from AL will be a blessing no matter who it is, people indicated by
the karatattva (significations) of the planet will effect his luck, success, and world image. Venus represents women,

and when he left his partner his

business also collapsed. He later changed his mind

about his partner but she would not forgive him and has not re-entered the marriage. Looking at his navamsa, Rahu is
the KK and ninth from it is the Moon. The Dharma devatta is a Visnu form of the Moon which is Krsna (and placed in
his 7th house in rasi). The native was advised to worship Krsna with Aum Kleem Krsnaya Svaha which is a 7 syllable
mantra (mantra syllables relate to the rasi). As it is the dharma devatta he was advised to attend Sunday feasts at the
local temple regularly (the dharma devatta is connected to temples/ 9 th house). His work has steadily improved since
he began this remedy.

Remedies (especially those involving puja) will prove


more effective when they are related to 1st , 5th , 9th or 12th from the karakamsa as these are the houses of worship.
The first house (as mentioned above) relates to purification of sins, the 5th relates to attainment of jnana, the 9th
relates to the dharma devatta (achieving your goals in this life), and the 12th relates to moksa (spiritual attainment in
this life). The 9th house from KK is important for the AL9 just as the 5th house from KK is important if you want the
5th from AL to be well off.
In the dasa of a planet, look at its placement from the Arudha Lagna then look at it in relation to the karakamsa. For
example, in this chart the native [5] is running Moon Mahadasa, the Moon is 8th from the AL . When looking 8th
from the karakamsa we see that Mars is placed in Sagittarius. Mars is the lord of the 12th house from karakamsa,
therefore it is the Ishta devatta. Since it is connected to a house of worship (1, 5, 9, 12 from KK) then puja will help
rectify the dasa. Worship of the Ishta devatta for this chart will help the Moon dasa give good results.
Footnotes
[1] 3.4.1 Again consider the 9 th house from Arudha Lagna
3.4.2 Even an Upagraha placed in it gives wealth and property, Jaimini Upadesa Sutras
[2] Jyotir Lingam associated with Taurus, the exaltation of the Moon
[3] Sanjay Rath , Vedic Remedies in Astrology , Sagar Publications, New Delhi , 1998.
[4] Jan 7, 1974 7:16:09 AM Los Angeles , CA
[5] Oct 9, 1976 10:06 PM Vineland , NJ